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from washington. >> reporter: some republican lawmakers say president wants the country to fall over the cliff. >> we were going over the cliff before. that's what the president wants. >> john boehner failed to get vets in on thursday. that would have raised taxes on people earning more than a million dollars a year. on friday speaker painer and the president left with no deal, each making a parting pitch. >> i asked leaders of congress to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle- class americans, protects insurance for 2 million americans and laze the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> the president's -- it would hurt jobs. >> reporter: the partisan bickering has put the country on the brink of a potential economic crisis. some long-time lawmakers dismid- by the perpetual gridlock. >> the first time i feel it's more likely we will go over the cliff than not; and if we allow that to happen, it will be the most colossal consequential act of irresponsibility. >> reporter: president obama says he'll cut his vacation short to hammer out
are making their wish list for santa. >> and at the top of two little washington state girls, it's dad. 9-year-old brooklyn and rachel christiansen haven't seen their father in nine months because he was serving in afghanistan but with help from mom, santa delivered. >> just wish real hard. >> daddy. >> when i deployed, you know, my wife and i were talking about coming home and doing something special for the girls. kind of surprised them a little bit. >> do you know how much i missed you two. >> oh, look at that, the christiansen family has only been together five of the last 26 months and the wife, she found out last week that her husband would be home for christmas, so she helped set this reunion up. i always love this. >> nine months, a long time for an 8 or the 9-year-old, let alone, 25 month apart. >>> we're showing off some of the bay areas best holiday lights,. >> who's got the best, a home in millway, courtesy of the lights of the valley.com. that's impressive. they have new props and songs and is broadcast on 88.1fm. e-mail your photos at mornings @ cbs5.com. and post them on fa
to unspecified crimes. he is reportedly known in his home state of washington as kenneth bay a 44-year-old tour operator of north korean descent. the government is offering no other details but claims the crimes have been proven through evidence. >>> another setback for the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. house speaker john boehner couldn't round up the votes he needed to pass plan b, the gop's measure to avoid the "fiscal cliff" so he canceled the vote. plan b is designed to prevent automatic tax hikes on people making less than $1 millio a year. boehner says it's up to the president and democrats to make the next move. >>> some 800 bay area jobs are heading out of town. chevron plans to move those spots to houston over the next two years. however, it plans to keep its corporate headquarters in san ramon. the jobs are mostly technical positions dealing with information and advanced energy technologies. that part of company is based in texas. >>> the san mateo planning commission has recommended a 7- eleven store be shut down less than two weeks after it opened. the building on north san mateo dri
it's washington or san francisco? >> well, i have been trying to avoid crises. so we have our budget increasing, we have good revenues going. so i think locally we're doing okay. >> but we do have to watch out. >> all those things you always wind up having them in the office at the 11th hour, 59th minute, kicking and screaming. why? >> we politicians, phil are different from most people. we really do try to find the perfect answer. and it just takes longer. >> oh, come on. [ laughter ] >> you guys just can't stick around and agree. >> it doesn't work that way. >> you mean boehner and obama are look for the perfect answer? >> everybody is elected and everybody wishes to make good on their promises and clearly, you have to keep the debate going until you appeared to be the winner. >> so it is about winning, then. >> for politicians, probably yes. i have to say so. everybody has different things in play all the time. sometimes they are waiting for the right moment and waiting for circumstances that don't happen. >> how much of it is winning and how much is losing gracefully and saying
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